“A lovely break in a beautiful setting.” We had an enjoyable stay at the Market Gite. The owners were very helpful with tips for things to do and providing extras which we requested (towels, hairdryer, bag for the beach etc.) Lagrasse is beautiful an
“Beautiful spacious apartment in perfect village - and a river!”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2011
We stayed in the Market Gite which was beautiful and spacious. Three bedrooms - one with a queen and single, a well equipped kitchen and a really beautiful sitting room. Lots of books and videos, a t… More
“The perfect gite, in an idyllic location!” We had a fabulous holiday here. The gite is full of character in a 14th century house, but sympathetically and comfortably furnished with all mod cons. We appreciated the shelves of interesting books, DVDs,
In their handsome riverside merchants house, Kate & Roger have lovingly created stylish yet comfortable well-considered accommodation. Staying in the Balcony Gite we felt little need to go far and sp… More
“we had a heavenly and completely relaxing week”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
Kate and Roger, with the help of Amélie, are great hosts, efficient and friendly.
The balcony overlooking the river is unbelievably nice.
The gite is very comfortable, cosy and grand at the same ti… More
“Lovely gite in charming French village”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2012
This is a wonderful 2 bed/2 bath gite that has been beautifully restored in the 13th century portion of Lagrasse. It looks out over a 13th century bridge and small river and is very comfortably furni… More
“Highly Recommended” We have recently returned from 1 weeks holiday staying in the Garden Studio in Lagrasse. Firstly, we had such a warm welcome from Guy & Claire (the owners) we felt immediately relaxed and at home. The accomodation was tastefully
“Great town house with lovely courtyard in perfect village” We were a group of 9 (5 adults and 4 kids) and have stayed here over the last two New Year periods and really enjoyed it both times. On a practical level the house is spacious and easily accom
We were five adults and six teenagers, old friends reuniting from Asia, Africa and the USA. The house - charmingly set around a shady courtyard - was big enough to accommodate us all in comfort and st… More
Great that you and your family enjoyed the house and village!
“What a mezzanine!”
Reviewed 17 May 2012
We stayed in this lovely house and couldn’t recommend it more. It’s well equipped and what makes it really special and stand out from other houses is the beautiful mezzanine floor, which gives th… More
“Authentic, picturesque getaway in an unbeatable location”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
After a quick two hours in the air, we (a group of five) were transported from busy London to what felt like a completely different world (in every positive way!). We were greeted by the iconic, beau… More
“Great Value for Money” Great little village, very scenic and beautiful, picturesque and quiet. Ideal for a getaway at any time of year. Services were excellent and good choice of shops and bars locally in the village. With major shops around 25-30 mi
“Stay in the heart of Lagrasse without breaking the bank” Spacious comfortable rooms in a chilled atmosphere, right in the village centre. Ideal for checking out the really lovely 'little carcassonne' that Lagrasse is. Great dog walks also beside the r
“A wonderful relaxing holiday with friendly hospitality at very reasonable rates.”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
My husband and myself had a very enjoyable holiday in Lagrasse mainly due to the friendliness and helpfulness of mine host Shona. We had a charming room that was excellent value, as facilities were av… More
“Feels like home”
Reviewed 16 May 2013
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'accueil et la gentillesse de la logeuse, la kitchenette suffisamment équipée pour pouvoir se préparer de vrais repas, le lit douillet, la chaleur des radiateurs alo… More
“Delightful house in an exceptional location” We stayed for a week as a family (two adults, two young boys). The location within Lagrasse couldn't be better; views from every window over the river and abbey, fifty yards from the charming market square
“Wonderful week of character, wine, good food and good company” A wonderfully characterful apartment set in a timeless medieval village with a stupendous location, great restaurants in staggering distance and the nicest people.
A slower pace with a
The owners of the Riverside gites, Kate and Roger are discreetly attentive and very friendly hosts. They are happy to make suggestions for activities in the area and to recommend one of the excellent … More
“Won't be coming back”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2013
There does not seem to be any mention on your website that the second bedroom had no outside window and the only window it had looked out onto the communal staircase.
We were all annoyed by the rath… More
I am sorry that you found your experience here disagreable. Your review came as a surprise because on several occasions, when we crossed paths (Roger, Amelie & myself), we asked if everything was ok & your husband always replied positively. What a shame you didn't make your feelings known at the time as we could have improved things for you.
I too find dog mess unacceptable & had I known, I would have picked it up immediately. This is an unusual occurrence as we walk our dog 3 times a day outside the village.
The 2nd bedroom window looks out onto a grand airy stairwell full of plants and lit by a huge skylight. In the 15th century this space used to be a cobbled street in between two rows of houses (which accounts for the size of the property). Previous guests have commented that it has a magical authentic feel & they love the space. The view from the sitting room, of the river & hillside can also be seen through french windows which lead from the sitting room into this bedroom.
I had no idea that the 'Cleaning Instruction' would be taken as officious. Guests have the option to pay for cleaning at the end of their stay, or to do it themselves & after several bad experiences I thought it best to be clear what was expected ie fridge,oven etc
We do manage a small area of the riverbank close to the house, just below our grassy terrace so you can BBQ or sunbathe but beyond that it is a wild natural habitat where rare birds breed (the Little Ringed Plover for instance). The fact that the garden merges into the riverbank is one of our main selling points but again we will try to make this clearer on our website.
“Perfect location, perfect comfort,perfect hosts!” The village, gorge and Abbey were delightful. Nightingales and wild flowers! There are three good restaurants within a gentle stroll. The apartment was very comfortable and beautifully restored. Having
We stayed here the last week in May. What a lovely time we had. The property was wonderfully restored and beautifully decorated & equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. It was spar… More
Thank you Margaret and Bill for your lovely review. It was great to meet you both and we are so glad that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise in a beautiful part of France. With our best wishes Claire and Guy